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Best Maternity Swimwear

Best Maternity Swimwear

Summer's here, and it's time to embrace the sunshine, sandy beaches, and refreshing waves. But let's face it — your pre-pregnancy swimsuit doesn't quite accommodate that growing belly.

No worries — your friends here at Motherhood have you covered. Say hello to maternity swimwear, the perfect way to show off your bump with comfort and style.

What Is Maternity Swimwear?

So, what exactly is maternity swimwear? It's a collection of bikini tops, tankinis, and one-piece maternity swimsuits designed with your baby bump in mind. Maternity swimwear is made from stretchy fabrics that adapt to your changing body, offering comfort and support.

Whether you're sunbathing, attending a pool party, or embarking on a much-deserved babymoon, maternity swimwear ensures you can soak up the sun without compromising on comfort or style.

What Are the Benefits of Maternity Swimwear?

Maternity swimwear isn't just about accommodating your growing belly; it's about celebrating your journey into motherhood. Here are five reasons we think maternity swimwear is a must in every mom-to-be’s summer closet.


While you might be able to squeeze into your pre-pregnancy swimsuits for the first couple of months of pregnancy, sooner or later, things might start feeling a little, well, tight. Crafted from stretchy fabrics like spandex, maternity swimwear adapts to your changing shape, providing the comfort you need as your bump grows.


Maternity swimwear, especially styles like a maternity tankini or a one-piece maternity swimsuit, often features elements like extra support bands, adjustable straps, or a built-in shelf bra that offer additional support to your belly and bust. This can help you avoid discomfort in your back, as well as ease some of the weight of your growing belly.


Many maternity swimsuits come with UPF 50+ sun protection, keeping you and your bump safe from harmful UV rays. However, it’s still important to apply full-body SPF. Don't forget to slather on that sunscreen for extra protection!


From trendy halternecklines to cute ruffles, side ruching, and cutouts, maternity swimwear lets you enjoy the latest beach trends. You can choose from a range of styles like maternity bikinis, high-waisted bikini bottoms, and maternity bathing suits with on-trend square necklines.


There's nothing quite like a well-fitting swimsuit to boost your confidence. Whether you're in your first trimester or postpartum, maternity swimwear enhances your pregnancy glow, helping you rock that beach bump with pride. So, go ahead, strut your stuff in a chic maternity bikini.

What Should You Look For When Shopping for Maternity Swimwear?

Shopping for maternity swimwear? We understand that it might feel overwhelming with so many options. To make it easier, here are some key features to look for:


Look for swimwear that fits well and accommodates your growing bump. This might mean sizing up from your pre-pregnancy size. Many brands, like yours truly, offer maternity swimwear in various sizes, including plus-size options.


Extra support for your bust and belly is a must. Look for features such as adjustable straps, shelf bras, and extra support bands. For instance, a maternity tankini with a built-in shelf bra or a bikini top with adjustable straps can offer much-needed support.


Your body changes a lot during pregnancy, so opt for a stretchy fabric that can adapt to your growing belly throughout each trimester. Materials like spandex are generally a great choice.


Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you have to give up on style. Look for trendy features like ruched sides, cutouts, floral prints, or halternecklines. Many brands offer on-trend styles, such as v-neckone-piece maternity swimsuits, high-waist bottommaternity bikinis, and flattering ruffletankini tops.

Why Choose Motherhood?

When it comes to maternity swimwear, Motherhood Maternity shines above all. Why? It's simple. We understand that every pregnant woman is unique, and we celebrate these differences by offering a wide range of styles, sizes, and designs.

We're all about helping you maintain your individual style throughout your pregnancy. Whether you're looking for a classic one-piece maternity swimsuit, a chic maternity bikini, or a versatile maternity tankini, we've got you covered.

Our maternity swimsuits are designed with features such as adjustable straps, shelf bras, and stretchy fabric to ensure comfort and support. Plus, our swimwear is also stylish. Whether you’re looking for a straplessswim top with a plunging neckline or a chic cover-up with drawstring closures, we’ve got it all.

But it's not just about the product. We genuinely care for our customers, providing top-notch service and an easy shopping experience. From providing detailed size guides to ensure a perfect fit to offering easy returns and exchanges, we strive to make your shopping journey seamless and enjoyable.

At Motherhood Maternity, we're not just selling maternity swimwear; we're celebrating the incredible journey of motherhood, one swimsuit at a time.

Our Top Picks

From one-piece and two-piece maternity swimsuits to tankinis, we have the best looks for the season. Pick out your favorite suit (or suits) from the list below and rock your bump under the summer sun!

In four different prints and colors for whatever style you’re feeling, our top-rated maternity one-piece is designed with a ruffled one-shoulder silhouette and built-in shelf bra, so it checks the fashion and function boxes. The UPF 50+ fabric ensures you feel protected even on the sunniest poolside days.
A ruffle two-piece suit you simply need in your maternity swimsuit rotation this summer. The sleek black & high-waisted design is as flattering as it gets, so you can feel confident no matter where you are in your pregnancy.
Long & hot days call for cute bikinis – so make it this one! You’ll feel pretty in pink in this high waisted Beach Bump™ set, which also features a cross back design for an ultra-flattering fit & feel. It’s the girly maternity swimsuit you’ve been waiting for.

Who says you can’t have both horizontal and vertical stripes on the same suit? This black & white maternity one piece defies expectations – and it simply works. The belt elevates the suit from classic to oh-so flattering so it’s sure to be a go-to from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

It’s time to make a splash, mama! This two-piece tankini comes in two quirky prints and offers just the right amount of coverage (plus a super flattering side ruching). Swim in style, swim with ease all summer & pregnancy long.

Show off your assets in our flirty tankini. This racerback, pink striped swimsuit features crisscrossing ruffles at the bust and waist to both flatter & highlight your pregnancy curves. With its adjustable straps, this suit is a standout in our maternity swim collection!

Jessica Simpson Ruched Maternity Swimsuit

Not your average maternity swimsuit for not your average mama! This zebra print side ruched one piece from Jessica Simpson will turn heads (while keeping you and your bump super comfortable). The adjustable tie halter and full coverage bottom only adds to the appeal of this flattering maternity swimsuit. What are you waiting for? Add to cart ASAP!

Frequently Asked Questions About Maternity Swimwear

As you dive into the world of maternity swimwear, we know you might have a few questions. That's why we've compiled some of the most commonly asked queries and their answers.

Is It Safe To Wear a Bikini While Pregnant?

Absolutely! As long as you're comfortable and your bikini provides the necessary support, there's no reason why you can't flaunt your growing bump in a cute maternity bikini.

Should I Buy a Size Up When Purchasing Maternity Swimwear?

Many maternity swimsuits are designed to accommodate your growing belly, so consider sticking to your pre-pregnancy size. However, if you feel more comfortable with a bit of extra room, there’s nothing wrong with sizing up.

Can I Wear Regular Swimsuits During Pregnancy?

While you can wear a regular swimsuit during early pregnancy, you might find maternity swimwear more comfortable as your bump grows. Maternity swimsuits are designed with features such as stretchy fabric, extra support, and side ruching for your comfort and growing belly.

How Should I Care for My Maternity Swimsuit?

To maintain the longevity of your maternity swimsuit, rinse it with fresh water after each use and wash it by hand with cold water using a gentle detergent. Avoid wringing or twisting the garment. Instead, roll it in a towel to absorb excess water and lay it flat to dry.

Can I Wear Maternity Swimwear Postpartum?

Yes! Many maternity swimsuits, like tankini swimsuits or swim shorts, can double as nursing-friendly attire. Also, their forgiving and stretchy fabrics are great for postpartum bodies.

A Final Word

In the end, pregnancy is an extraordinary journey, and your maternity swimwear should reflect that magic. So embrace your beautiful bump, pick the perfect maternity suit, and make waves in style and comfort. Remember, motherhood is your superpower. Happy swimming!


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